Indian Why Stories


Told in simple, direct language and enhanced with 32 illustrations by famed “cowboy artist” Charles M. Russell, these fables will delight children, lovers of tall tales and students of Native American culture.

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The Native American was a true lover of nature and closer observer of the sights and sounds about him. He delighted in composing tales that offered imaginative explanations for everything — from simple stories about creation to fanciful accounts of how animals acquired certain physical characteristics.

This entertaining collection of 22 stories, compiled nearly a century ago by a devotee of Indian lore who considered them “well-worth saving,” recounts many of the legends told to him by members of the Blackfeet, Chippewa and Cree tribes.

ISBN – 978-0-486-28800-0

85 Pages

Dover Publications, 1995